Wilderness Discoverer, Alaska

Excellent food and drinks

“Whales,otters glaciers, beautiful state, everyone on board!”

Ellen W, United States United States
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  • Onboard fitness equipment and two hot tubs
  • Hydrophone and underwater camera for underwater action
  • Highlights include Glacier Bay National Park and more

The 38-cabin Wilderness Discoverer was built in 1992 and renovated in 2011. The open-plan lounge and dining room have a relaxed atmosphere, with the beautiful cedar wood bar a great place to get a drink and socialize with other guests. There are three decks, including a sun deck, from which you can admire the stunning scenery. The small ship cruise vessel carries an impressive assortment of adventure gear, such as kayaks, skiffs, paddleboards, and hiking poles. Do you still have the energy to burn? You can make full use of the onboard fitness equipment. Alternatively, if a little R&R is more in line with your desires, there are two onboard hot tubs. You can choose between four classes of cabins, each with a private bathroom, air conditioning, and a TV/DVD player. Each cabin also has a viewing window. See and hear more underwater action with the hydrophone and underwater camera.

Explore the wilds of Alaska on the Wilderness Discoverer. Choose between 7-night itineraries, head off the tried-and-trodden trail, and see remote parts of Alaska and more well-known destinations. Depending on the itinerary, highlights may include marveling at the glacial wonders of Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy Arm, and Endicott Arm, spotting whales in the wild, hikes on the islands of Baranof and Chichagof, wildlife watching at South Marble Island, the Brothers Islands, Peril Strait, and Behm Canal, exploring Tongass National Forest and Misty Fjords National Monument, and a cultural visit to a Tlingit community.   

The helpful team of the Wilderness Discoverer is all set to make your trip memorable. Book online to secure your preferred itinerary.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING TERMS - Learn more about what this means

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | no scuba diving


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Visas and Fees, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Yoga.

Required Extras: Port Fees (375 USD).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1992
  • Year renovated 2011
  • Length 53m/176ft
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Max guests 76
  • Number of cabins 38
  • Number of bathrooms 37

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Wilderness Discoverer Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ellen W
  • United States United States
Amazing, awesome unbelievable!

Whales,otters glaciers, beautiful state, everyone on board!

Recommended for
Can't pick just three,it was all the best!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kathleen L
  • United States United States
Overall great.

Seeing the marine wildlife.

Recommended for
Kayak, food, some of the guides.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kim T
  • United States United States
A trip that does not compare with any other amazing!!!

So many , the crew was so friendly helpful and knowledgeable. The excursions off ship were beautiful with a guide who educated us on the environment and the beauty we saw. The chef offer the most delicious cuisine and catered to our daughter’s dietary needs Thank you all for the most amazing time. We will see you again soon !!!!

Recommended for
Activities. Food. And the wonderful crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Joseph T. S
  • United States United States
I would do this again in a heartbeat.

Seeing bubble feeding whales. Kayaking the inlet.

Recommended for
Scenery, guides, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ravi N
  • United States United States
Excellent and surpasses our expectations

Each day was amazing filled with great food, beautiful events and such friendly and loving crew members who are best of the best. Would go again and again with UnCruise.

Recommended for
Hospitality, knowledgeable crew and guides, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Judith G
  • United States United States
Fabulous fantastic unforgettable experience!

The incredible scenery: snow capped mountains everywhere, waterfalls, glaciers, the large and small icebergs from Dawes Glacier, the wildlife -- whales orcas porpoises bears mountain goats sea otters sea lions seals. The crew -- friendly, knowledgeable, passionate, competent, welcoming. The ship -- very comfortable, great food, great bar, excellent library. The coordination of everything was perfect, from boarding to zodiac trips to disembarking. The flexibility of the crew. The lack of pushy promotions and advertising.

Recommended for
Fabulous scenery; great crew; great boat and food.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sherry S
  • United States United States
Wonderful Crew and Scenery

The wildlife and scenery were stunning! Saw whales several times - once right next to the skiff. Sealions, seals, porpoise, sea otters, bald eagles, puffins, star fish, sea urchins, etc.

Recommended for
The area, crew and food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Julia B
  • United States United States
Remarkable opportunity for photos of Alaska for my husband.

Getting up close and personal with a glacier.

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Bar tender's talents
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Matthew W
  • United States United States
Staff was super enthusiastic and friendly. Really get experience.

All-day sea kayaking trip; polar plunge

Recommended for
Guides, itinerary, sea kayaking.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • wilbur S
  • United States United States
A friendly, genuine and enthusiastic staff insured we encountered Alaska's scenery and wildlife.

Every day kayaking. Spending time with people devoted to making sure that we were in the right spots at the best times to see all Alaska has to offer. Sharing time with people enthusiastic about wildlife and nature.

Recommended for
Scenery, viewing wildlife, helpful, caring, enthusiastic staff